Rising Gas Prices Don’t Bother Me
Jun16

Rising Gas Prices Don’t Bother Me

Rising gas prices don’t bother me this summer. I know that the price at the pump is steadily increasing but my budget already has this accounted for. I simply set a monthly budget for gas in my zero based budget in Mint. I then allow Mint to roll over any unused amounts so that if I don’t spend the full amount in one month I will have a little extra cushion for the next month. By the same token if I happen to spend more in...

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Weekly Financial Check Up: May Week 5
May31

Weekly Financial Check Up: May Week 5

Every Friday I post on my weekly income and expenses in an effort to keep on track of my budget for the month. I keep every receipt that I get and enter it into a spreadsheet that I balance against what shows up in Mint. By breaking down my transactions on a weekly basis I can see where my money is going and see if I am going to be able to stay under my total budget for the month. I ended the month with a positive cash flow, which is...

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Weekly Financial Check Up: January Week 4
Jan25

Weekly Financial Check Up: January Week 4

Every Friday I post on my weekly income and expenses in an effort to keep on track of my budget for the month. By breaking down my transactions on a weekly basis I can see where my money is going and see if I am going to be able to stay under my total budget for the month. This week I spent $4.64 on lunch because I forgot my lunch in the fridge and was going to have to spend the whole day on campus. I was quite upset with myself...

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Tracking My Finances In 2010: June Week 3
Jun18

Tracking My Finances In 2010: June Week 3

I have decided to post my weekly spending for the previous week on Fridays so you know how my cash has been flowing for the week. Please note that I get paid on the last day of the month so my cash flow net effect will usually be negative until the last day of the month. This does not mean that I am adding to my debt, it just means that the money coming in is less than the money going out because bills are due starting on the first...

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Discover Card gives 5% Cash Back on Gas in July
Jul10

Discover Card gives 5% Cash Back on Gas in July

I just signed up for the 5% cash back program for July-September with my Discover card to save money on gas. With the Discover card you can get 5% cash back year round , but every three months a different category is featured. In July-September, the featured categories are Gas and Hotels but I do not have any plans to be using hotels in the foreseeable future. I will be doing a lot of driving since I have to take my mother to her...

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